By Jill Fox
Four Coral Springs residents were awarded honors medallions from Florida State University during a virtual ceremony on April 30.
In the university’s largest class to date, they awarded degrees to nearly 7,000 graduates and 383 high-achieving medallions.
Coral Springs Residents:
Atalya Santos, a digital media production major, received honors in her major. In addition to graduation requirements, she completed an honors thesis.
Dylan Spears, a communication science and disorders major, received honors in his majors. In addition to graduation requirements, he completed an honors thesis.
Samantha Cacurak, a criminology major, received University Honors. She earned at least 18 honors points in fulfillment of the general honors program requirements.
Michael Campanella, a physics major, received dual honors with a 3.9 GPA or higher. He completed both the University Honors Program and the Honors in the Major program.
Other area recipients:
Shayna Cohen, Economics, University Honors Program
Giana SanGiovanni, Marketing, University Honors Program
Ancy Jose Varghese, Humanities, University Honors Program
Felicia Reich, International Affairs, University Honors Program
Alysia Treacy, Anthropology, University Honors Program
Joshua Eloi, Finance, University Honors Program
Phoebe Scheidegger, Art History, University Honors Program
“By earning an honors medallion, you have already demonstrated a desire to challenge yourself and a motivation to succeed,” FSU President John Thrasher told honorees. “These values will serve you well — both in the workplace and in life.”
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked on the public relations side as well as the television side of marketing for NBC Universal. A true Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Beach and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Advertising from the University of Miami. During college, Fox enjoyed working at Walt Disney World. She loves living in Parkland with her husband, Brian and their two children, Madden, 10 and Randi, 7.
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